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The Taylor House, Todd, NC

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The property contains 5+ acres with a 10 ft x 12 ft insulated outbuilding and features 2 ponds with fountains, an 80 ft boardwalk to a deck in the stream, a waterfall, springs, rare flowers, apples, cherries, plums, pears, blueberries, huckleberries, wild strawberries, black raspberries, blackberries, a 40 ft x 50 ft fenced garden space. Price: $239,000.

























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This 1600 sq ft house, built by artisan Greg Taylor, started out as a large gazebo in 1984 which included a shower, sink and a sleeping nook. Turned into a cabin in 1987 with chimney and water heater closet added. All T&G cedar interior and exterior. In 1991, part of the deck was enclosed to create a sunroom with spectacular cherry, oak, beech, woman's tongue, and other exotic accent woods. The next year, the laundry room and a bathroom were added. This bathroom has a tile shower and floor with cherry cabinets and shelves and oak/cherry trim. The upper part of the shower enclosure contains panels of black walnut, butternut, woman's tongue and apple woods. The original shower and sink area in the gazebo were converted to closets and the gazebo eventually became the master bedroom.

In 1993, the main two story addition was added. The kitchen has cherry cabinets and trim; the main living area has cherry trim with an exotic wood sunburst over the rock hearth with a poplar wood mantel. Two bedrooms, bathroom and hall closet upstairs. Poplar trim in upstairs hall, oak trim in one BR and spruce trim in the other BR. Upstairs bath - cherry, oak, Douglass fir.

Carpet - upstairs (except bath), LR, MBR
Tile - Downstairs bath and hallway
Linoleum - kitchen, laundry, upstairs bath

Most of the framing in the house is poplar, cut and milled from the property. All the cherry, oak, maple, hickory, sarvis, black walnut, poplar and white pine interior wood were also milled from the property.

Outside living:
Off of the living room is a 16 ft x 30 ft deck, half covered, with a rock waterfall/cascade and rock seats and grape vine. Small deck off the master BR. The larger pond has a deck/bridge. The 80 ft boardwalk crosses a rare flowers habitat, ending at a deck in the main stream.

Types of wood used in the house:
cherry, oak, maple, beech, sarvis, black walnut, butternut, hickory, black gum, apple, poplar, locust, white pine, spruce, Douglass fir, cedar, cypress, woman's tongue, padauk, granadillo, purple heart, bubinga and rosewood.
Partial list of flowers:
purple fringed orchid, green fringed orchid, white fringed orchid, showy orchis, yellow lady slipper, lily leafed tway blade, crested dwarf iris, pure white crested dwarf iris, Gray's lily, Turk's cap lily, Indian pipes, wood bettany, black cohosh, purple violet, yellow violet, white violet, jack in the pulpit, colt's foot.

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For more info call (828) 773 1977 or email greg@infinitelimits.net

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